Biolab construction in Kansas stops after COVID-19 confirmed

Coronavirus-confirmed healthcare workers can return to work without being testing negative
Posted at 4:00 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 05:00:26-04

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Construction at a national biosecurity lab in Manhattan has stopped after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.

Timothy Barr, program manager at the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, said construction stopped Tuesday after a worker with a construction contractor tested positive.

The contractor will determine what areas, tools and materials might need additional cleaning.

It is unclear how long construction will be stopped but an extended shutdown is not expected.

The worker is not from Riley County, but no details about the person were provided.